Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: Hello, my father verbally abuses my mom and I recently walked in on him hitting her. What will police do if I call?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

If you call the police and tell them you witnessed your father hit your mother, they will arrest him and he will be charged whether she wants that to happen or not. Domestic violence is a hot button issue right now and it is becoming more and more apparent that many women are lying when they claim it didn't happen. With several high profile deaths in the last few years, where women had sought to have charges dropped successfully, the courts are less and less inclined to permit the victim to...

Q: I am 18 years old can i marry my 16 year old girl freand to get her out away from her mom and dad?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

Probably not. A 16 year old girl can marry, but she needs her parents' permission, which I suspect you won't get.

Q: Can my 17 year old son legally move out in the state of Ohio

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

There is no procedure for emancipating a child in Ohio. In the context of a court proceeding, such as one in which the parents are seeking to force a child to return, the judge may find the child is in fact emancipated, but there is no application process. There is also no law requiring him to live at home. Many kids move out at 17 to go to college with no problems at all. The important thing to remember as a parent as that you are responsible for his health, safety, maintenance, and education...

Q: What is a dedicated dv pretrial

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

Many courts operate separate dockets (schedules of cases) for domestic violence issues. These dockets are typically handled by a single prosecutor and often involve special treatment options. A pre-trial is a meeting at the court between the government and the defendant and/or his or her attorney. A dedicated DV pre-trial is such a meeting scheduled on the court's domestic violence dockets. The prosecutor's office has a victim advocate no doubt. If you have questions regarding a specific case,...

Q: What does it mean when someone release and relinquish their right and expectancy of dower in said premises

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

Well, that's old school. Dower rights are presumed rights belonging to a wife to a portion of the husband's property upon his death. Such rights prevent a husband from writing his wife out of his will. To release them is to give them up. I would be careful with this sort of issue. The law may guarantee a right that she cannot give up.

Q: HOW CAN I RECOVER LOAN AGREEMENT THAT WAS BROKEN LAST YEAR? 1000.00 NOTARIZED AGREEMENT AND FEES?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Talk to a local business or contracts lawyer. Small claims court may be an option.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal...

Q: I have court for assured clear distance, I don't want to dispute, I just can't miss work how do I get a continuance

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

You can request it from the court or hire a lawyer to assist you.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help...

Q: Can you sue a hospital for negligence of a pregnant woman which caused a miscarriage of a twin?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

More info is needed. Talk to a local malpractice lawyer to determine if you have a viable case.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer...

Q: If I end up needing an attorney. Would I be responsible for paying for the attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Injury Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

You can ask the lawyer. Most injury lawyer work on a contingency fee.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...

Q: Brazilian fiance. Want to have wedding/honeymoon there Jan. 2017 then come back to states. Best course?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 3, 2016

You can not just bring her back here after you get married. Assuming you are a US citizen she will have to wait at least 6 months before she can come to the US. I suggest talking to an immigration attorney in private to figure out what is best option for you in this situation. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations. All the best.

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Q: Is it for a 16 yr old female to have sexual relations with a 26 yr old male in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 2, 2016

It is legal. It is also a terrible idea. There are many, many ways an adult in a sexual relationship with a minor can find himself or herself up the proverbial creek.

Q: Relationship concern.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 2, 2016

It is not illegal, but there are a lot of ways he could get into trouble. Keep in mind that any explicit imagery or video of you is child pornography, for example.

Q: Can I sue Ohio's sheriffs department for time I spent in jail for a charge I was falsely accused of?

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 2, 2016

Not unless it was the sheriffs who falsely accused you. You may be able to sue your accuser...

Q: Can I be presecuted for DV wile in diversion But get another one when im innocent can I still be prosecuted on the first

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 29, 2016

You really need to get a lawyer now. Sometimes there mere fact of an arrest is made a violation of diversion. This is, of course, unjust because innocent folks are occasionally arrested.

Q: Is it reasonable to ask a restaurant to cover my ER Bill if it was a result of their negligence

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 29, 2016

Yes, that would be reasonable. If the amount is considerable, and they do not want to pay, you should contact an attorney.

Q: I got a speeding ticket in 2014 that I haven't paid yet. I plan to pay next month. Will I get arrested when I go pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

Call the clerk of courts and ask what the status of your case is. He or she can tell you if there is a warrant. If there is a warrant, there is a warrant block on your license. You can likely make arrangements to pay the ticket and get the warrant lifted.

Q: If there is a DV call and police come and arrest the accuse and there is physical marks, do police take pictures?

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

Yes, they generally do take pictures and include those with the report.

Q: A girl sent me nude pictures and she told me she was about to be 18. Turns out she is 17. I am 26 is it illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 25, 2016

Yes, as odd as this sounds, it is illegal for you to possess, create, solicit, distribute, or otherwise have anything at all to do with a nude picture of her, but technically, you two could have a legal, private, sexual relationship. Weird right?

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